Konnichi Wa to All:
This afternoon, a Kyakusama Customer of the Apartment Building I Manage came by. She is a fellow Wicca Pagan.
She knocked on my Door and when I answered it, she gave me Three Huge Bundles of her Homegrown Lettuce, which it from her Alottment Farm in Abbotsford somewhere. She said that her Alottment had produced a Bumper Crop of this Lettuce.
I took the Three Huge Bundles and thanked her Nicely. I then looked at the Lettuce and saw that it is a Leaf Formation that I had never seen before. I have no idea what kind of Lettuce it is.
But the Leaf Formation sort of reminded me of Celantro Parsley a bit, so I decided to preserve a Third of the Lettuce by using it as the Base Greens of a Salsa Sauce.
So I got geared up and went to the Local Grocery Store and picked up 5 Pounds of Tomatoes, a Large Can of Tomatoe Paste, and 3 Large Onions.
I then went to my Legion and had a few Pints, Drinking them in Respect for the Victims of this Morning's London Transit Explosion.
Once the Pints were down, I went home to make the Salsa.
I then got out my Food Processor and started making the Salsa. I would coarsely chop up about 3 Tomatoes and whizzed them up until they were fairly Liquidy. I would then ad in about 2 Cups of Coarsely Chopped Lettuce and I whizzed them together. Once that mixture was fairly Liquidy, I then added 2 more Cups of Lettuce and whizzed that into the mixture. I then poured this into a Large Wok.
There was enough Lettuce to repeat the above Process. During the second Process, I added about 1 and half teaspoons of Cayenne Pepper, about 2 tablespoons of Garlic Powder. I then took a bottle of Heinz Kicker Spicey Hot Ketchup with about 3 or so Tablespoons of Sauce left. I rinsed it all out with a little Water and put it in.
I then took out the 3 Onions, cut them up Coarsely and whizzed them up to a Chopped Consistency in the Food Processor. I then poured that into the Lettuce Mixture with the can of Tomatoe Paste. I then whizzed up that last 4 Tomatoes and put them in. The resulting Mixture seemed a bit too Green, so I put in a can of Cream of Tomatoe Soup and mixed that all back together.
I then put the Heat on the Mixture. I put it on High until is started to boil. I then set the mixture to Med-Low Temperature and let it Simmer for 20 Minutes.
During the Simmering, I cleaned and sterilized Three Large Preserving Jars. The resulting mixture was enough to hold them easily.
After the Simmering was over, I filled the Three Large Preserve Jars, and set them into a Large Pot filled with Hot Water. I put them on High on the Stove and once the Water was Boiling around the Jars, I set the Timer for 20 Minutes. I let the Jars Boil on High for 20 Minutes in order to kills any Bacteria in the Jars and Preserve the Salsa.
I have a about 500ml left and that is being Eaten for Dinner.
It is Very Good!